Just curious everyone - has anyone had issues with scar tissue developing internally after a spinal fusion?
My fusion was performed in late January 2011. For the past three weeks my legs have felt like I just completed a marathon (I use to be a runner so I use that as my pain barometer). I did not have this discomfort for several weeks after the surgery, it just beset me lately.
Anyway, I had my second post op consult with the surgeon on Monday of this week and shared that with him. He checked both feet and said I had a strong pulse. I then told him that I have a history of developing scar tissue internally after surgery. He ordered another MRI and prescribed a dose pack of steroids. Had the MRI done on Monday evening and just finished the ROIDS. He will review the MRI and consult with me on Tuesday of next week.
Incidentally, my history of developing scar tissue involves the palm of my hand (Dupytrens Contracture release X 2) and in my urethra (radical prostatectomy). I have had to have multiple outpatient surgeries to cut the scar tissue out of my urinary tract. When I explained this to the surgeon he really started listening.
As I told him, I am not "borrowing trouble" but I don't want to ignore symptoms in my back that have plagued me after other surgeries. Again, has anyone experienced the development of internal scar tissue after a fusion that impacted their nerves?